Questions tagged [interface]

Questions pertaining to Blender's user interface, such as theming, scripting and operating the interface.

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How to highlight selected Faces in Texture Paint?

Is there a way the left panel can highlight the selected faces on the right just so I can track where I am paint? Switching ack and forth between UV Editor and Texture Paint doesn't do it either.
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What are these spheres at bottom-right in 3d viewport?

I downloaded a *.blend file and open it. I saw two strange spheres at bottom-right in 3d viewport. What's this and how can I turn it on/off?
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How to make custom hotkeys? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make a custom hotkey for specific functions? Like to solve my problem here: I’m working on a piece, its a replica and I have many references setup in some collections and I need to ...
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what does pink mean when I try to append a material? [duplicate]

I am trying to append a material onto a new file. the first time i tried it the icon showed the dirt look i wanted but the object was hot pink. the second time, the material morphed into a hot pink '...
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Can you move the left toolbar in viewport?

I'll be honest, I'm coming from using 3dsmax. So the fact that the tools are spread/copied in multiple locations is confusing. (and change sucks yaddayadda) Been trying to emulate max more to make my ...
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The material surface selection field is not available in 2.79b

A tutorial is telling me to assign the material to glossy, but my version of blender 2.79b, is completely different from his version of blender 2.79. How can I select a glossy texture using my version ...
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Weird panel appears after any render

Every render event(i.e. F12 or ⌃ Ctrl + F12) results in appearance of the panel marked on the image below. Stretching it using mouse helps remove it. In other words, it disappears if stretched. Also, ...
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Change view rotation command

Does anyone know how to change the rotate view command? The scroll on my mouse is a bit buggy and I can't find it on the keymap.
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Blender always crashes when I start working in sculpting mode

Blender always crashes when I start working in sculpting mode, it works good in other modes like object and edit mode but it crashes in sculpting mode, and my laptop does not have any issue related to ...
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When im In the shading its ok but when return to layout it dosent appear

i did some modification on my project on the shading section but when i return to the layout section the modification dosent appear can anyone help me please?
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MANTAFOLW - Realistic Dirt/Dust trail

I'm following the "Making Realistic Dust trail" question which is not accurate for today blender smoke sim interface. I try to reproduce this answer for cgslav but in blender 2.9 which does ...
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GPUShader: compile error:

On the System Console, I receive the following error whenever I switch my viewport render to Material Preview mode (eevee?): ...
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Looking for pyqt combobox and listwidget equivalents in blender

I need to port a tool from nuke (to blender). The nuke tool uses pyqt comboboxes and listwidgets. The widgets are populated with info from an external database. The widgets are displayed vertically....
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I am getting no lighting or anything else in my render [duplicate]

So I opened blender, made new file and pressed a F12. I changed nothing and I get this as output. Is this output what I should get? I couldn't find anyone that got this result. What should I try to ...
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objects in camera space for mockup GUI

I want to use blender for concepting video game UI. I'm looking for a way to have UI elements camera or screen space oriented. For example there are multiple loot chests in the scene and I want to ...
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How to make selections more visible Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.8's UI I cannot see what I am selecting. This is Blender 2.79. These are default settings in Blender 2.8. I'm having a hard time seeing what vertices and what edges are selected, it is ...
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Enable show keyboard-shortcuts in Toolbar?

Is there a way to preview the keyboard shortcuts of a common command in the standard toolbar much like this? I've been told I should use the F3/spacebar search options but retrieval adds time to ...
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What is wrong with my blender zoom interface? [duplicate]

When my view is on the positive view axis, it zooms in just fine. But when I rotate to the other side, when I zoom in, it infinitely gets slower and slower until I can't zoom in anymore. How do I ...
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Order of panels in my addon

I have on addon with several seperat python files. Each file contains some methods, operators and a panel. These files are imported and registred in in init.py file. According to this post the panel ...
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Updating custom file path in UI panel

I have an object property group with a ccustom filepath: ...
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Can't select Pose under Scene Collection to Enter Pose Mode

So I downloaded the recent version of blender on my new PC. I've used 2.8 forever but figured I'd get the most recent version on my new build. On the previous version I could select the Pose line (...
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Lacking boolean option

In the documentation the boolean modifier has some option that I don't have (top pic is documentation and botom is my Blender v2.90.1). I would actually like the option. Are they still there? Maybe ...
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When I duplicate the block I am duplicating disappeares [duplicate]

When I duplicate the item once it is still there, then when I duplicate again it disappears but still shows the outline of the box where it should be when that area is clicked on
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Node Editor - Python - Expose listed Node Groups dynamically in Node shelf panel

Issue Currently, node groups are only accessible in the Add menu then group sub-menu. You can't just click and drag them into use. You have to search, or go into sub-menus to use them. Question It ...
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Python Addon : Update modifier in real time

I'm trying to create a little addon to add modifier with pie menu. I didn't find a way to update modifier values when I add them. You can find a demo of the addon (and the .py) here: https://www....
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Can't find “separate” menu in object mode [duplicate]

I'm beginner using Blender 2.91.0. I'm following tutorials and I tried to search "separate" but nothing shows up in obejcet mode. +Thanks for answer and comments. I was following this ...
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How to close windows on the interface? [duplicate]

I have never used blender before, and I don't know how to control the windows on the interface.
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Overlays Disappear

I am new to Blender, so I don't really know how this works. I am following a tutorial and I have finished the model. I scaled up the model to around thirty meters and the grid has gone. I can only see ...
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Can I make the X-Ray mode even more transparent?

I am currently modeling a small cabin using a reference photo. My problem is that my objects are projected over the top of my reference photo, and even in X-ray mode it is hard to see my photo. Can I ...
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Toggle UI from python

I am trying to toggle fullscreen and 3dview sidebar panels from python (shortcut 'shift+alt+space' and 'n' respectively). I found these commands, but I can't get them to work: ...
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How to have less tired finger muscles when using Blender?

As an old 3ds max user, I realized that Blender is tiring my finger muscles more. Why? I am pressing my right hand finger to the mouse button AND with my left hand finger, I am pressing to Ctrl, for ...
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Eevee viewport exposure (?) different in layout configurations

Just noticed that I have deeply different lighting in Eevee in different layouts. This is the UV EDITOR: This is the same corner, same room, but in a layout that I created: This is yet another ...
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Y and Z are swapped

I have a weird problem and I have no clue how to get rid of it: The Y and Z are swapped in my project. Basically, when I press G + Y, the object is moved on Z axis and vice versa, I have to press G + ...
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Is my blender somehow bugged (lots of useless drop down menus)

I just updated from 2.82 to latest 2.91. This is what I noticed immediatelly. The modifiers take twice as much space. On the left is 2.82 and on the right is 2.91. Is this supposed to be like that or ...
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Auto-set parameters when panel opens

I would like to set various parameters when I open a panel. By parameter I mean toggling the bounds for an object or changing object.display_type etc. Is there a python way of calling some code (...
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Show number of Tris selected

Is there a reason it doesn't show you the number of Tris selected? Seems benighted to me. I really need this feature.
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Messed up user interface in wireframe/solid mode [duplicate]

I loaded a blend file I've been working on, and it looks like this in solid/wireframe mode. In addition to seeing nothing in the viewport other than the weird structure with two green rectangles (...
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Change the channel color in Dopesheet/Graph Editor

I am trying to change the color of the channels in the DopeSheet, Graph Editor and Timeline. Can somebody tell me where to change the yellow-ish color so I can actually read the channel names? I tried ...
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How can I change the default settings for the material?

Every time I create a new Principled material, I want it to have a roughness of 1 and backface culling turned on. Is there a way to change these defaults? Generally speaking, how do I modify the ...
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How to fix this? Models are invisible [duplicate]

(first picture is normal, and in the second if I click the second viewport it turns like this. I can't work with colorful models, bcs its transparent/invisible. Also same with the third viewport but ...
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What are these UI buttons?

What are these button called? I can't find them anywhere in the documentation or else online. Do they belong to a region/space/category? Can they be customized via scripts like making panels?
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My view become transparent all I see are the edges of the object [duplicate]

hi I have a little problem with the Wireframe in object mode, I can't see the edges inside and the edges that are in front of my view become transparent : Blender 2.9 : Blender 2.79 :
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How to bring back first start Key configure preset selection?

If you first start Blender after installation you get a screen where you can select the key bind preset, between Industry standard, blender 2.79, Blender 2.8+ etc. I Miss clicked there and now i cant ...
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Why is merging interface's area by aiming at the corner and then dragging them with LMB so inaccurate? [duplicate]

When I try to merge the interface areas by dragging from the corner, it either merges them, or creates a new area. I don’t understand how it works, it’s like the principle of randomness - sometimes it ...
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How to display number of users in object properties panel? 2.91

After updating to 2.91, I can no longer see a user number in object properties, when using Duplicate Linked (Alt+D). Is it possible to make this feature work, like in previous versions? Here's how my ...
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Is there a way to set up a Annotatable Xsheet?

Wondering if anyone knows a plug in that for blender that would do something like this or how hard it would be to make one, Basically I was thinking to myself I would love to be able to mark the dope ...
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Right side bar has dissapeared

I'm new to blender and while I was working on my doughnut the right sidebar disappeared
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Change the “OK” button name in dialog-boxes?

My question is really simple, by default the button of blender dialog boxes is the "OK" string what if I want to display something else? like "Execute" or "Play"? ...
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Why does blender keep rotating off center on objects

I want to rotate around an object and keep the object in the center but it won't keep it in the center. The only thing that fixes it is to put preferences back to default but it just comes back later ...
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How to lock a menu (specifically Sapling Tree Gen)? [duplicate]

I am trying to play around with the Sapling Tree Gen Add-On, which allows me to create trees and modify them. But the problem is that the settings for the tree were in the Toolbox on the left (opened ...

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